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adjective pivotal pronunciation in British English /ˈpɪvət(ə)l/
  1. 1
    extremely important and affecting how something develops
    a pivotal moment in the history of the Egyptian state
    He played a pivotal role in the negotiations.
    a pivotal figure/player in US politics
    pivotal to: He sees these reforms as pivotal to our economic interests in Asia.
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